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Oakland’s offense MIA
OAKLAND — Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight win. Lonnie Chisenhall, who had three hits, singled to lead off the eighth i...
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A’s trade Cook to Red Sox for player to be named or cash
OAKLAND — The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash. Cook was pitching for Triple-A Nashville but has been a key member of Oakland’s bullpen in the past, even making four appearances for the A’s early in the yea...
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Davis has new outlook
SANTA CLARA — Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract. “I fired that person because he worships money,” Davis said. “That’s not what I worship.” Davis shared the story Friday as San Francisco...
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Raiders’ Carr sharp in first practice
NAPA — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion. Carr and Crabtree later connected for another long gain moments later despite solid coverage from safety Charles Woodson, Sitting in stands adja...
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Lieberman hired as Kings assistant
SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, ‘You know, I really would like ...
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Seattle signs Wilson to four-year extenison
RENTON, Wash. — Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Those worries about Wilson hitting free agency or Seattle having to use a franchise tag are now tabled for another ...
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Bumgarner shelled early in Giants loss
ARLINGTON, Texas — Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homered as the Rangers beat San Francisco 6-3 Friday night in the Giants’ first visit since clinching the 2010 World Series in Texas. Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted somet...
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A flurry of trades ahead of deadline
NEW YORK — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals w...
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Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment o...
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Three Seahawk defenders unhappy with contracts
RENTON, Wash. — Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks. Never shy about speaking his mind, Bennett used his words to convey unhappiness. Wagner was more straightforward, sa...
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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the ...
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Beijing the winner of 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Alma...
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Warriors send Wallace to 76ers for Jason Thompson
OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal. NBA champion Golden State announced the trade Friday, a deal that also gives Philadelphia ca...
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Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push
HOUSTON — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time. The Astros haven’t reached the postseason si...
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Franklin, Ledecky are workhorses of US swim team at worlds
KAZAN, Russia — Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are the workhorses of the U.S. team at the world swimming championships. Four individual events in eight days for each of them and that’s not including any relays, making them the busiest Americans in the water at Kazan Arena. The women are back...
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Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole
LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak. He also made it three stra...
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Pettersen leads Women's British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland — If the first day of the Women’s British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a two-stroke lead into the weekend after being one of just two players to break 70 in a soggy second round at Turnberry that left many i...
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